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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 07-16-2016 05:16 PM 857 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got into my cache of redwood beams and started to whittle down the supply. These two wood sculptures used up about 1/20 of my supply, so I have a lot of work ahead of me.
The wood carves easily and takes a natural finish well.
Now its back to carving again.
Enjoy!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.





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Druid

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#1 posted 07-16-2016 05:35 PM

Really nice finish considering the condition of the old planks that you started with.
I’m wondering if the “roof” lifts off the boot to reveal a place to keep small goodies?
Well done Roman.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 07-16-2016 06:39 PM

Hi John, Yes there have been suggestions to that end. Will be planning to put on hinges with a lock to complete a bank for loose change. Another Christmas project I can see coming.

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#3 posted 07-16-2016 07:31 PM

Once again Roman very nice work and I appreciate that you continue to share your creations. Be careful redwood dust is not good for the lungs -

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 07-16-2016 07:43 PM

Sounds great Roman. Just fill it with joy before you give it away. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#5 posted 07-16-2016 10:39 PM

Beautiful carvings! I can imagine the Old Lady in the Shoe living there!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 07-17-2016 05:41 AM

Another winner Roman.
My this thomasteds is a prolific little spammer!
I’ve flagged him three places already tonight.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#7 posted 07-17-2016 01:30 PM

Beautiful – like in fairy tale.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 07-17-2016 03:26 PM



Beautiful – like in fairy tale.

- majuvla

what Ivan said …......GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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jkid

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#9 posted 07-19-2016 01:12 AM

Very nice, I can’t even carve a holiday ham !!! If I may ask – How much time & how many years of practice ?

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#10 posted 07-19-2016 02:07 PM

jkid, I;ve been carving since 1990, but have developed my boot technique in the last 10 years. The system of carving a ‘Roman’ style boot is explained in my book put out by Schiffer Publishing has diagrams and detailed instructions. The book, POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES can be obtained from the publisher or bookstores.
The cedar boot took me a full day to complete. I use power tools which speeds up the carving process.
Cheers, the Bootman!

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#11 posted 07-23-2016 12:38 AM

Super fine Roman

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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